View and book luxury holiday cottages & self catering rentals in West Wales with hot tubs, Ceredigian coastal cottages near beaches and boutique apartments with sea views on the coast of West Wales in the county of Ceredigion or choose dog-friendly cottages & romantic cottages for two. All our quality self catering rentals are listed by private owners or agencies and can be booked direct or online with immediate confirmation.
Running from Bardsey Island on the Lleyn Peninsula right down to St David’s in Pembrokeshire, Cardigan Bay also runs the full length of Ceredigion. The West Wales coastal path takes in Victorian resorts like Aberystwyth, wild, unspoiled beaches like Borth, tiny port villages such as Llangrannog and many other hidden gems that are just waiting to be discovered while enjoying a self-catering break in one of the many holiday cottages we offer that are dotted along this beautiful coastline.
New Quay’s most famous former resident, Dylan Thomas, attracts many visitors who are keen to follow the Dylan Thomas Trail around the town, which is thought to have provided the inspiration for the fictional town of Llareggub, in Under Milk Wood. Boat trips are available from the harbour in New Quay, taking visitors out to see seals, dolphins, porpoises and marine birds. However, if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on dry land, you still stand a very good chance of spotting dolphins here, as these friendly creatures routinely swim alongside New Quay’s harbour walls. West Wales self catering cottages in New Quay are always popular.
Foodies are in for a treat in this part of Wales, as it is home to a wide range of artisan food producers and excellent restaurants. St. Dogmael’s weekly market has previously won the ‘Best Market’ award in the BBC Food and Farming Awards and is packed with stalls selling all sorts of delicious treats, whilst Cardigan is home to a number of specialist food stores and other producers. If your Ceredigion self catering cottages are in Aberaeron, do try out the local specialty - honey ice cream.
In terms of restaurants, self-catering holiday visitors can find quality offerings to suit every taste and budget. Try Pizzatipi, for stone-baked pizzas cooked to order on an outdoor terrace next to Cardigan Castle, or Pysgoty in Aberystwyth for sensational fish and seafood served in a harbourside restaurant that has some of the best views in the county. In Llandysul, The Daffodil Inn serves excellent modern British dishes in a charming pub restaurant, whilst over at Aberaeron, The Harbourmaster is a popular choice. Perhaps the extent of world-class restaurants is the reason so many holidaymakers prefer self-catering!
Ceredigion boasts several historic sites that all make for a spectacular day out. Cardigan Castle has undergone an extensive renovation programme recently, and now offers a fabulous visitor experience, whilst the castle at Cilgerran perches dramatically over a gorge, offering spectacular views. Devils Bridge, near Aberystwyth, is well worth a visit, and the atmospheric ruins of Strata Florida Abbey are fascinating and the perfect place for a summer picnic.
Whether you explore the seaside towns and fishing villages that dot the Ceredigion coastline, or you head inland to find charming towns such as Newcastle Emlyn and Tregaron, where time seems to have stood still in a simpler age, you are sure to experience the warmest of welcomes in this part of Wales, so why not choose your next holiday rental from our unique choice of the finest quality West Wales holiday cottages?
Looking out across Cardigan Bay to the west and backed by the Cambrian Mountains to the east, Ceredigion is ideally located for holidaymakers who want to experience both the splendors of the sea and the majestic beauty of the Welsh countryside. With stunning beaches, charming harbour villages and lively towns, this part of Wales have plenty to see and do, all year round. Ceredigion and Cardigan Bay offer some of the loveliest sandy beaches and seaside villages that go hand in hand with West Wales holiday rentals.